Pediatric nurse

Nursing - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Students pursuing the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) specialization receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with children.


The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The PNP specialization is intended for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing.

The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.

It is your responsibility to identify professionals or preceptors in your local community who could be preceptors for your clinical management courses during the initial semester of the DNP program. If suitable preceptors cannot be found in your local community, you may be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements. The College of Nursing has graduate coordinators who will assist you with formalizing clinical site agreements and required paperwork.

Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice
College: College of Nursing

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $975
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.